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Title: Love-Hate Relationship among SF, Science & Technology
Authors: Anandrao, Navle Balaji
Atkare, Kailash
Keywords: Scientific research;Future prediction;Humanistic critique;Technological inventions;Scientific thinking
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Science fiction is a form of literature that has grown out of a rapidly changing society, due to the advent of modern science and technology. Science does not just mean the exact sciences like physics, chemistry and the like, for it is also a way of looking at life clearly with the eyes of observation and rational judgment. Scientific education is that education that implants a rational, experimental and sceptical frame of mind and is not just a body of knowledge to be taught inside classrooms and laboratories.

  The science in science fiction can be real, extrapolated, thought experimented, imaginary, controversial and sometimes just plainly fictional. Almost all branches of science have been employed, used and fictionalized effectively by science fiction writers. The 19th century science fiction primarily was inspired by chemistry, 20th century science fiction was focused on physics, and 21st century science fiction is focusing on biology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and social and human sciences as well. Often, science fiction does what science cannot. In this sense it has become a useful tool for enlightening society. Science fiction is essentially a literary work and not a branch of science.
Page(s): 209-220
ISSN: 2278-2796 (Online); 2278-2788 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JST Vol.07(3-4) [July-December 2019]

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